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Fundraiser Vacancy (closing date 18th April 2017)

Exciting new opportunity to lead fundraising in a well-established Cambridgeshire children’s charity    20 hours per week   Salary £28,000 to £30,000 full time, pro rata for 20 hours   Home-Start Cambridgeshire has supported families in Cambridgeshire for nearly 30 years. Our aim is to give every child the best possible start in life. Trained [...]

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Part-time Co-ordinator Vacancy: Perinatal Home Visiting (close date 27th March 2017)

Part-time Co-ordinator for Perinatal Home Visiting Comic Relief funded Hand in Hand Project in partnership with Northamptonshire Parent Infant Partnership (NorPIP) We are recruiting a part-time Co-ordinator for an exciting new venture, initially based at our office in St Neots and required to travel across Huntingdonshire.   Hours of work:  26 hours per week, with [...]

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Concert at Jesus College, Cambridge

On Friday 23rd September, a concert in aid of Home-Start Cambridgeshire was held in the beautiful setting of Jesus College Chapel, with interval drinks in the Cloisters. A moving selection of music by Schumann and Debussy was played by piano soloist Marie-Noëlle Kendall in the first half of the concert. After the interval, the focus [...]

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Cambridge and District Classic Car Club

The Cambridge and District Classic Car Club kindly chose Home-Start Cambridgeshire as their Charity of the Year. Here David Hunns, Chair of the Club, presents a cheque for £625.32 to Jo Studdert, Chair of Home-Start Cambridgeshire. We are very grateful indeed for this generous donation.  

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Newsletter Easter 2016

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Home-Start Cambridgeshire

Welcome to Home-Start Cambridgeshire

Home-Start is one of the UK’s leading family support charity, a voluntary organisation offering support to families who have at least one child under five when family life becomes difficult. All round the country local schemes recruit and train volunteers to support local families with young children at home.

We operate in Cambridge City, East and West Cambridgeshire, South Cambridgeshire, North & South Fenland – offering consistent and seamless support to families across the County.

Home-Start Cambridgeshire’s aim is to give every child the best possible start in life. The ethos of the charity can best be described as ‘One parent helping another parent through a difficult time’.

Our service supports families, through weekly volunteer home visits, to deal with diverse concerns such as parental mental health issues, isolation, postnatal illness, disability, bereavement, multiple births and parenting skills.

Our trained volunteers provide tailored practical and emotional support to help parents and children build confidence, independence, resilience and community connections.

This early intervention service offers a gateway to many other community services and we work in partnership with them to improve the life chances of our families and young children. 



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Any donation, however small is gratefully received by us, and will contribute directly to making a big difference at local level to the families we support.

  • £30 to support one family with a volunteer for one week.
  • £100 to train a volunteer
  • £250 to pay for a social event which we can invite all our families to.
  • £5,000 for 15 families to receive group support for 1 year.
   (these figures are averages)